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March 2014 Archive

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Openings

WATERTABLE is the new flagship restaurant at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa. The venue takes over the space that was formerly occupied by the resort hotel’s previous main restaurant, The Californian. Executive chef Manfred Lassahn features a menu that fuses contemporary cuisine, rustic comfort food and Spanish-style tapas. Breakfast and lunch are also be served. The venue also serves wines from around the world, local craft beers and artisanal cocktails. For more information, visit huntingtonbeach.hyatt.com. Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner daily. WATERTABLE, Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa, 21500 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach, CA 92648, 714-698-1234.
 
Eureka! has opened in Huntington Beach Eureka!, the small California-based chain that specializes in hand-packed burgers and artisanal beverages, has come to Orange County. The venue is in Huntington Beach’s Bella Terra shopping center. In addition to burgers, the restaurant features kicked up American cuisine and a beverage program that emphasizes American craft beers, small-batch whiskeys and specialty cocktails. Lunch & Dinner daily. Eureka!, Bella Terra, 7631 Edinger Ave., Huntington Beach, CA 92647, 714-230-3955.
 
The new Anaheim Packing District building complex is slated to be the home of the new restaurant ADYA.  Scheduled to open in April 2014, the new venue is touted to serve up Indian cuisine that reflects the country’s modern sensibilities, as well as sustainable ingredients and simple preparation. Shachi Mehra, formerly of Tamarind of London in Newport Beach, serves as the restaurant’s owner and executive chef. Dinner nightly. ADYA, Anaheim Packing District, 440 S. Anaheim Blvd. #201, Anaheim, CA 92805, no phone.
 

News Bytes

Bracken’s Kitchen is a non-profit organization whose mission is combat hunger in Orange County Bill Bracken Launches Bracken’s Kitchen Non-profit
Bill Bracken, the longtime executive chef at Palm Terrace Restaurant at Island Hotel Newport Beach, has launched Bracken’s Kitchen, a non-profit organization whose mission is combat hunger in Orange County. Equipped with a mobile kitchen and partnerships with local purveyors and other nonprofits like Second Harvest Food Bank, Bracken and his team canvases Orange County to supply cooked meals to families in need. For more information about this organization, visit www.brackenskitchen.com
 
Clambake Wednesdays at Ways & Means Oyster House
Ways & Means Oyster House offers up Clambake Wednesdays, a special meal that puts a California spin on one of New England’s most traditional seafood-centric happenings. Guests can belly up to the Orange-based restaurant’s oyster bar and indulge in a one-dish seafood feast featuring seasonal West Coast clams, mussels, andouille sausage, potato and corn on the cob, all served in a spicy seafood lager broth. Additionally, the meal comes with a complimentary pour of wine. The cost is $9.99, and guests have the option to add a half lobster for $12. It's available at the oyster bar only. Ways & Means Oyster House, 513 E. Chapman Ave., Orange, CA 92866, 714-516-1800.
 


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Closings

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Pascal Epicerie & Wine Shop has closed down its Newport Beach location. The store is planning on reopening in May 2014 at a new location in San Juan Capistrano. The new space is slated to feature a retail store, a wine tasting room and dinner service. Pascal Epicerie & Wine Shop, Plaza Newport, 1000 N. Bristol St., Newport Beach, CA 92660, no phone.
 
Break of Dawn, the popular breakfast and lunch venue in Laguna Hills, has temporarily closed. It is shuttering for a while because the plaza that it calls home is going under a complete renovation. Chef/owner Dee Nguyen has announced that the restaurant will stay in the complex when it reopens sometime in 2014, but will occupy a different space inside of it. Break of Dawn, Laguna Hills Mall, 24351 Avenida De La Carlota, Laguna Hills, CA 92653, no phone.
 

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